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Local Hollylocks encourages kids to help kids

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Pajamas can’t save lives, but they can bring comfort to a child in an unfamiliar place. Newly opened Hollylocks Kids Haircuts and Parties is planning to help displaced Washoe County children by sponsoring a pajama drive for the Kids Kottage starting now through April 30th.

Nicole O’Connell, owner and founder of Hollylocks, a local, non-franchised kid’s hair salon, is asking the community to bring in a new pair of pajamas, size 0-12 to her salon in the Reno Costco Shopping Center. In exchange she is offering $2 off a children’s haircut.

“My hope is that this will encourage kids to help kids,” O’Connell said. “Parents can take their children to the store and have them pick out something for another child. This inspires children to help others at an early age.”

The Kids Kottage is a protective shelter where police officers and social workers can temporarily bring children if the parents are suspected of abuse or neglect or if no one is available to care for them during parental incarceration or hospitalization. It operates 24 hours a day by Adams and Associates, Inc., under a contract with Washoe County Department of Social Services. Kids Kottage currently houses up to 82 children, both boys and girls who range in age from one day old to 18-years-old.

Drop off new pajamas to Hollylocks in the Costco Shopping Center at 1280 East Plumb Lane Unit D or call 775.825.7905 for more information on how to help.

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